Little Fish: Food for People or Fish Farms?

Jul 16, 2013

Small fish abound in our waters
Credit J.J.

With high demand for predator species like tuna and salmon, wealthy nations like the U.S. convert "reduction" species such as anchovies, mackerel, and sardines into feed for salmon and other farmed animals – even though these overlooked fish are packed with health-boosting Omega-3 fatty acids and could feed millions. Andy Sharpless, Author and CEO of OCEANA talks about his book "The Perfect Protein: The Fish Lover’s Guide to Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World" on The Point with Mindy Todd. Sharpless believes we can better manage our global fishing efforts to provide more healthy food to sustain our rapidly growing population.